Brian

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  1. That's probably something that would be easy enough to include in future reviews.
  2. Yeah, they all brand these things like NAND differently to try to stand out. In other news, the 1TB EVO did much better, data forthcoming.
  3. I'm curious, did they let you order that specific part number or was it just the 1.92TB class drive? And what's this for?
  4. That's our theory but we don't know for sure yet as they haven't sent us one
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    Quiet hard drive

    Heh, our lab is almost all-flash and it's loud as heck. So yeah...HDD noise is both subjective and can vary from one HDD to another even in the same product line.
  6. We're migrating away from the old benchmarks to this new style. We do have a new application test that's coming in the next review (Optane) that includes creative pro style application test. We will continue to add application testing to the reviews as we can to give a more real world perspective.
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    Advice to buy new SSD

    Hard to not love the Samsung Pro 860, but it will be more costly. http://www.storagereview.com/samsung_860_pro_ssd_review
  8. The HP Z38c curved monitor excels when it comes to improving workflows and productivity, offering a ton of real estate with its 37.5-inch screen; users can easily fit two windows (along with a few other smaller ones) on the screen. Though the display does take up a relatively large footprint, it does eliminate the need for two monitors, which undoubtedly takes up more space than one Z38c. HP’s monitor is also beautifully designed, offers a range of different mounting options and features a bright Ultra-Wide Quad High Definition 4K (3840x1600) resolution. This display quality and size comes a costly price point, however, as it starts at roughly $1,200. HP Z38c Curved Display Review
  9. Nah. It's going to be a lot softer as we do these...more workflow based than performance. We do maybe 3 display reviews a year, just these jumbo guys. Hard to justify the investment in additional tools, etc.
  10. Yeah, don't have it in yet to bench, looks like Samsung had limited samples.
  11. You get better top end capacity too. This is probably their last end-user SATA drive as well. Looks like we're pretty much at the low-end, high-end NVMe crossover point. SATA hangs around longer for enterprise use cases though.
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    14TB performance reviews

    We don't have any 14's in yet unfortunately.
  13. The Seagate Backup Plus Slim has a lot to like, including its great performance, unbeatable price and one of the best bundled software suites for managing backups both locally and on the go. Seagate Backup Plus Slim Portable Drive Review
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    External RAID enclosure for 2x12TB

    That's an even better idea.
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    External RAID enclosure for 2x12TB

    Not terribly helpful but these kinds of things are dime a dozen. I'd find you that you feel is visually appealing and gets decent reviews on NewEgg or Amazon. Perhaps start with Icy Dock, we've had good success with them in the past. Higher end models would include guys like Caldigit and Netstor.
  16. I'd look at what Netgear has to offer, they've had this functionality for a long time. As to which way you go, there are a dozen options or more, hard to advise you as this is not my specialty.
  17. I'd opt for two units. I don't think the cable modem will provide you with nearly as good of an experience as a proper wireless router, which can easily support your USB need.
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    Storage Spaces vs unRAID

    We've had all flash arrays come in smashed int eh front with drive caddies bent. Very sad day, but 90% of what we get in the lab has drives inside the systems/arrays.
  19. Snapshot functionality and improvements are one of the highlighted areas in this update, including a brand-new Storage & Snapshots Manager that features storage management and snapshot protection through a more comprehensive and intuitive UI design. Moreover, volume and LUN types are easily identified, as all snapshot versions (as well as the time of your latest snapshots) are precisely recorded. QNAP QTS 4.3.4 Now Available
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    Age of newly purchased disks

    Agreed, that gap is bizarre.
  21. The betas are public, you can download those if you like.
  22. It really depends on your activity, but if it's a lot of seq read and write, I think you'll be okay.
  23. mSATA is a different interface - looks like a gum stick vs normal 2.5" drive.
  24. It should be seen when the Mac is on...I don't know why the one you made didn't wake up. RAID0 is pretty much going to be 2x whatever HDD you use. I wouldn't expect much performance variation, or at least noticeable variation, from what you have already.